Nazem Kadri Stats
- Height / Weight
- 72 / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/6/1990 (32)
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Calgary Flames center Nazem Kadri had a lackluster debut campaign with the team, but he hopes to bounce back in 2023-24, along with a number of his teammates. "I think a lot of guys on the team are ready to kind of play to their potential," Kadri said this week. "For whatever reason, we got a little restricted last year, so I'm just looking forward to a clean slate and starting the year off strong." After signing a seven-year, $49 million deal as a free agent last offseason, Kadri put up only 56 points (24 goals, 32 assists) in 82 games, while being a team-worst minus-19. He now gets a fresh start under new leadership, with longtime assistant Ryan Huska replacing Darryl Sutter as head coach. "Any time you get fresh faces, it's just a new energy and a new enthusiasm," Kadri said of the coaching change. "So, of course, with the type of personnel we have, we can play creative. We have a lot of skill."
Calgary Flames center Nazem Kadri completed the scoring in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Islanders, potting his 15th goal of the season. He became only the fourth player since 1993-94 with as many goals through his first 40 games with the franchise. Kadri has also had 15 assists this season. The veteran had a pretty rough start to life in Calgary, entering December with only 15 points, but he has quickly doubled his points tally and looks ready to boost his production even further during the latter half of the campaign.
Calgary Flames center Nazem Kadri had his second three-point night of the campaign on Monday, finishing a 3-2 victory over Arizona with a goal and two assists. He helped to set up a pair of first-period goals and lit the lamp himself 4:18 from the end of regulation, scoring the game-winning goal on the power play. One of the assists also came with the man advantage. The 32-year-old is now on 19 points for the season. Kadri has done reasonably well so far, but nine of his points came with his first six appearances of the season. He has also struggled in even-strength situations, posting only nine points and logging a minus-five rating. With that said, Calgary's second line has worked better in recent weeks, and Kadri should be able to improve his scoring rate in the near future.
The Calgary Flames have signed center Nazem Kadri to a seven-year, $49 million contract, with an AAV of $7 million. Kadri is the final remaining star UFA to sign a deal this offseason, and it looks like taking his time didn't end up hurting him. Kadri has always been a productive player, but he absolutely exploded last season to the tune of 28 goals and 59 assists in 71 games. It should be noted that Kadri was with the Colorado Avalanche, who are the best offense in the league. Still, Kadri should bolster the Flames' top six and give them one of the best one-two punches at center in the league along with Elias Lindholm. He is likely to decline at least a little bit from last year, so be careful not to draft him expecting the same results. He should still remain a solid fantasy asset, though.